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3 Our Journey Thus Far… June 1996 –Initial meetings began for the development of the Indiana Assessment System of Educational Proficiencies (IASEP), a project funded by the Indiana Department of Education, Division of Exceptional Learners (IDOE/DEL). August 1998 –First statewide alternate assessment is introduced

4 Foundations for children aged 3 to 5 published in 2002 November 2002 –State Board Approves 1 st Language for Participation in Alternate Assessment August 2003 –ISTAR assessment is used across the state in lieu of ISTEP+ for students who meet the participation criteria for Alternate Assessment Our Journey Thus Far…

5 Alternate Achievement Standard Setting Task Force August 2005

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7 Carve out a SCD passing? 1% ISTAR No Pass ISTEP No Pass ISTEP Pass ISTAR Pass

8 Within the 1%, a second, larger group of students with significant cognitive disabilities can be be expected to attain academic skills that would permit them to independently hold jobs as adults. The Indiana State Board of Education approved two sets of criteria for student participation in the ISTAR assessment: Independent Functioning and Academic Competence. May 2008

9 a committee of experts met to design the assessment for science and social studies. The committees were given a set of the Indiana Academic Core Standards for each grade where the subject was tested in the general assessment. This included grade 4, 6, and 10 for science and grades 5 and 7 for social studies. Summer 2008

10 ISTAR was redesigned from the science and social studies work. Matrices of performance level descriptors were created. The ratings are referenced to the continuum of assessment indicators that have been extended directly from the Indiana state academic standards for mathematics, English/language arts, science and social studies. February 2009

11 A standard setting committee convened on December 8 and 9, 2009 to set achievement standards for grades 3-8 and 10 for Math, Language Arts and Science. Indiana Department of Education assessment content specialists and alternate assessment specialist are drafting performance level descriptors incorporating the committees recommendations and they will be sent for adoption by the State Board of Education December 2009

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13 ISTAR ISTEP+ Las Links

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15 Participation in Alternate Assessment is a case conference decision. If your district uses ISTART7, the State Assessment decision from the Outcomes tab will lock down the options on the List Manager for the ISTAR purpose.

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17 If your district does not use ISTART7, the information for the State Assessment decision needs to be added to the List Manager tab on the Student records page under ISTAR purpose.

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19 ISTAR Data Entry Tour the website

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26 ISTAR-Alternate Assessment: Grade Bands for grades 3-5, 6-8 and 10. Academic assessment process includes 14 Performance Threads = continuum of progress Optional Performance Threads for functional and employability skills Performance Thread Rubric boxes will act as items and render a score

27 Rating ISTAR The ratings are referenced to the continuum of assessment indicators that have been extended directly from the Indiana state academic standards for mathematics, English/language arts, science and social studies. The user selects All performance skills/boxes per performance thread that apply to the student.

28 ISTAR Matrix Academic Standard Standard Area Standard Category Performance Thread Performance Skills

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31 ** And functional areas is selected.

32 ISTAR Matrix Assessment

33 Descriptive Rubric Information

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35 Second level Assessment

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37 2 nd Level Assessment is optional but will feed into goals section of ISTART7 IEP. 2 nd Level Assessment Items rated with a 6 Point Rubric:

38 Performance Thread Notes

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41 Student Records - Provides an interface for editing student-specific demographics, process/purpose and viewing historic Case Conference reports

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43 Student information tab- Grade can be changed and guardian information can be added through the edit option. ISTAR Reports – View and create ISTAR reports

44 List manager tab– Student can be added or removed from a list ISTART7 Tabs: IEPs Tab - View current and past IEPs File Cabinet Tab – View Case Conference reports and attachments

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46 SUMMARY REPORT

47 DRAFT SUMMARY REPORT WITH NOTES

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50 Security Access – manage all access to any of the functions of the program ISTAR KR List

51 To add another user, click on add item

52 Type the last name of the teacher to which you wish to grant access and click the search icon

53 From the returned results, click the teachers name (even if only one is returned) and a SAVE button will appear (click save).

54 Assign access to newly added teacher by clicking the appropriate checkboxes.

55 Student Access log – view the access log which will display various event and a list of any users who have accessed the student record ISTAR KR List

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